PERRY, N.Y. -- The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) announced its 2013 Scholar All-America team and among those honored were four members of the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team.
Senior defensemen Andrew Fusselbaugh (Ardmore, Pa. / Friends Central) and Joe LaSala (Wilton, Conn. / Wilton), senior midfielder Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va. / Covenant School) and senior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa. / Sewickley Academy) were among the 92 Division I, II and III players nationwide that were honored on the team. They are the first W&L players to garner the award since Kevin Feeney and Will Keigler were named to the 2010 Scholar All-America team.
The USILA Scholar All-America program recognizes players from Division I, II and III schools who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities.
Fusselbaugh received the honor after earning First Team All-ODAC honors this spring. He started all 21 games and finished second in the conference with 41 caused turnovers. His 63 ground balls were also the second-most on the team. He will graduate with a degree in business administration later this week.
LaSala was named to the All-ODAC First Team for the third time after garnering second team honors as a first-year. He started all 21 games and led the conference with 43 caused turnovers, while collecting 30 ground balls and one assist for a defense that allowed an average of just 7.0 goals per game. LaSala has been tabbed the ODAC Men's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year each of the past two seasons. He will earn a degree in accounting later this week.
Heinsohn was named to the Scholar All-America team after playing in all 21 games and totaling 25 points on 11 goals and 14 assists. He also snatched 20 ground balls. A Third Team All-ODAC selection as a junior, he will graduate with a degree in business administration after recording 62 career points (27 G, 35 A) over his four seasons.
Means earned First Team All-ODAC laurels this spring after receiving second team recognition as a junior. The business administration major finished second on the team in scoring this season with a career-high 56 points on 40 goals and 16 assists. He will graduate on Thursday ranked fifth all-time at W&L with 155 goals, while his 158 points are 15th all-time.
The 2013 USILA Scholar All-America team will be recognized at the All-America awards presentation held at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott on Saturday at 10:00 am.
Washington and Lee completed the 2013 season with a school-record 16 wins against just five losses. The Generals received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament and fell to Salisbury in the second round by a score of 7-4.